Other Minimum Wage Issues

While that political theater is playing out on Capitol Hill, the issue of a federal minimum wage hike continues to play out in different ways across the country. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its report on the Raise the Wage Act, which is one of the vehicles in Congress that would mandate…

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Lift Stay-At-Home Order

Apparently President Trump is not the only elected official itching to open the economy back up as quickly as possible. The Pennsylvania legislature passed legislation this week that would override Governor Tom Wolf’s current stay-at-home order and require the state to align with federal guidelines on which businesses will be allowed to reopen during the…

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Soda Tax Yields Money & Layoffs

The city of Philadelphia has been quick to point to the millions of dollars in new revenues being generated by Mayor Jim Kenney’s new tax on soda, but now they have to grapple with the fact that Coca-Cola has laid off some 40 employees as a result of the drop in sales in the area.…

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US Treasury Reports on Non-Competes

The United States Department of the Treasury issued a detailed report on the effects of non-compete employment provisions recently and reported that as many as 30 million American workers are covered by the restriction.  Treasury’s Office of Economic Policy released: “Non-compete Contracts: Economic Effects and Policy Implications” last month and therein cited both economic benefits…

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